Sunday, November 8, 2009

my fave thing to wear...

Yesterday I was reading about a young person that had jumped off a bridge. I think it was the Golden Gate, and in the persons belongings they found a note that read " If one person smiles at me before I get to the bridge, I won't jump" Never underestimate the power of a simple gesture - like a smile. It truly can change the course of someone's life.
Have a beautiful day!
(photo via here)

15 comments:

Tracy said...

Sending a smile your way on this beautiful Sunday! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!xxoo

Lori said...

Wow - I wish someone had of smiled at that jumper. What a sad story but it shows the power of a smile. Turn that frown ~ up-side-down! Have a happy Sunday Cathi!

Gigi said...

Yes. This is so, so important, Cathi. Big hugs, ny friend.

Simone said...

Oh, that is so sad..... :(

Great post Cathi xo

Red Boots said...

It's always magical when you smile at a stranger, and they smile back at you. Completely makes my day.

ps: I always feel your smiles at me through your lovely blog comments!

Cherry Blossoms said...

So sad- it really makes a person to stop and think how one simple gesture can really go a long way.

Jacqueline said...

Oh dear, that's so sad. Isn't it awful to think that a smile could have saved her. I will smile even more tomorrow. XXXX

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

How awful. A smile does change everything -- it's a simple, perfect gift.

Kellie Collis said...

Me too! x

Brabourne Farm said...

A small gesture can mean so much! Thanks for you lovely comment yesterday on our house and garden. Leigh

Elizabeth said...

This gave me the chills. Maybe it's because I'm living in a new city, but I feel like people don't smile as much here as they do in the South. I know I don't smile as much for no reason or in response. A man told me last week not to look so serious. I should remember to smile :)

Meredith Perdue said...

Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love smiling at strangers, always hoping it will brighten someone's day. I'm afraid, however, that most of the time they might think I'm a big goober instead. After reading this, I know I will make a constant effort to keep grining.

Tracey said...

That is unbelievably sad!

I for one am sending a smile your way my friend :)

T

vicki archer said...

Powerful words indeed....xv

Kristin said...

Definitely something I need to remember more. Thank you!

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